If A Tree FallsIs it possible it's going to all get together now and earn sense? The relentless sweltering summer heat, heavy on 66 % of the nation. The towns ravaged by monster tornadoes. The winters with extraordinary snow that will become raging runoffs; the droughts and floods that affect our food production. Is there a one who can seriously deny java prices? Seriously, I want an email list. If so, I don't believe they paid attention as a kid or possibly they may be repressing their memories, because it's certainly not just how I remember it.
If the science doesn't cause you to be believe surely the chaos is convincing. And even if all one has time for is work and sleep, have you detected the price of food, energy, insurance, getting larger? That's a reality. The 2 " in 30-minute rainstorms, which we now have had locally, produce lightening and wind that burns down houses and takes down our most stately shade trees. Does it add up when the tree visits the car or house, or if you have no longer shade to allow for the children to stay in the yard and they also receive third degree burns on the playground slide? I don't keep in mind that. The insect infected, downed and logged trees not absorb the carbon because they did, but these are just trees and you will crank up air conditioning and also be inside. This is America why is this so? Your individual rights are usually in the constitution by God that features comfort.
The shattering fact personally is that folk have no curiosity about what makes sense and no curiosity about the truth; or should I say so most are so cock-sure they know the simple truth. This is truth quite separate from education or investigation and sometimes wrapped up inside the 'money equals brains' mentality. This view was beautifully illustrated by certainly one of my daughter's college friends as part of his summation of his side of an political discussion with'.'if you're so smart, why can't you be rich'?
There is a whole generation of entitled individuals, fattened on jobs that earned a lot of cash despite no knowledge and little effort, in addition to socialibility and staying in the right place in the right time, Despite producing nothing and consuming with abandon these people aren't contrite, these are bitter. They believe these people have a right on the continuation of the money, a directly to spend and rehearse resources plus they 'conger up' a political view that supports their to certainly easy money, regardless of snow globe economy fantasy that has been created for it to take place, and regardless of the it means in the future. They believe the economy can and may expand forever.
Cars are definitely more important as opposed to highways they drive on, and houses tend to be important compared to the neighborhoods they stand it. Taxes represent to the telltale people an endeavor to take 'hard' earned money, they being apparently uneducated to where roads and schools plus the virtual order with their civilization originates from. Lack of taxes cracks the veneer of prosperity as visibly as rust and pot holes, and since invisibly as children who can't or won't read, or make arithmetic calculations aside from know or vote their interests. It's a license. not an education must be a realtor or possibly a car salesman.
A selfish, individual over society, disguised as individual over government, attitude could make the world a hard, polluted and unholy spot to live.
And that's basically where we have been. Is it possible because of it to seem sensible?
The car- ahh- your vehicle. The squeeze poor can be displayed middle class plus the middle class can be shown wealthy. You can drive your financial statement outside. The car would be the coarse, indelible concept of status. Small cars are for brand new immigrants or teenage drivers or socialists. Cars are deemed to wish comfort without exceptions. They must management of the mountain passes and spare your children the embarrassment old. For these cars we have now the directly to cheap gas. No one can make us get free from our cars and walk.
Our public lands aren't nearly experiencing untrammeled beauty and wildlife the lands should also be open to the internal combustion contrivance on the market. Owning and driving a motor vehicle, a snowmobile, a4- wheeler a jet ski, influences bill of rights. Somewhere missing will be the bill of responsibilities. Also missing is an involvement in what is sensible, sustainable. I guess the question for the masters on the universe the 2% who've corralled 60% of all the so-called money is. If you're so rich, why can't you be smart?
What is missing is an excellent sports analogy to describe the material inequity. It's such as the middle of your football game, , they switched to hockey. Not only do you lack skates there's no room in your case on the team. The game went from 11 to six players. Only the 6 players are financed with hockey rink and gear for that game And the sport is away from town. You're odd man out.
But although the rich were smart enough to rig the overall game to gain the treasure, they've already fowled the nest for their own reasons as well as us this also is everyone's most immediate problem. You can't eat, drink or breath money. Some of that ozone that drifts around Pinedale Wyoming may just make it to Dick Cheney's house in Jackson. The banker using the home in La Jolla continues to be bombarded with radiation from Fukishima and contains bought a house which is to be underwater, literally, in manufactured years. He can proceed to Florida but his seafood will probably be contaminated with oil and dispersants. It's too hot to become outside so from his air-conditioned family room he can watch dead baby dolphins wash up for the beach. Oil and gas pipelines, scoured by river debris, break and ruin the fly fishing for that natural gas 'wild-catter' that fought every proposed climate, water and pipe line regulation, and flaunted the remaining, for making his fortune.
It reminds me with the Ingmar Bergman film, 'The Seventh Seal', that may place in Europe throughout the plague. In a shot to stop the Black Death the nobility of Europe retreat to barricade themselves within their castles. The rats as well as their fleas were ready and looking forward to them. Bergman's survivors were roaming gypsies that stay away from the plague when you are mobile and free'but certainly, equally as ignorant in the cause in the death since the nobles.
Ignorance, eventhough it has it's bliss, gets one nowhere in your world. The meek may yet inherit the planet earth, nevertheless they may not wish to. The mainstream media, shows us people starving in Somalia, shows us the tornados, the oil spills, the floods, the nuclear power plant meltdowns, although not the people still in tents or trailers, not time frame shrimp catches it shows the catastrophe, and not the results. Sometimes the outcomes are not even measured like Fukishima. Have we heard about the radiation that drifted using the jet stream straight to your West coast then on to get caught by my personal west side with the Rockies; radiation that insinuates itself into every living thing. Sometimes the photo just fades from view like Joplin or Detroit or New Orleans or Minot. There are no patterns here it suggests; just a rare streak of bad luck; without any effect, no cause; No wipeout of the earths, nor insufficient that' anti-capitalist regulation'. No recognition of corporate management of environmental laws that might safe guard the resources we must live; no knowing that 'if you poison our planet the world will poison you'. Will a tree must drop with your head because of it to 'hit home'?
All of us ought to come to grips with the excessive, entitled consumption; The most complete blinders to this particular are around the Eastern seaboard, This area was fortunate to get its oil and gas main and coal extracted west with the Mississippi, to the most part, until the gas discovery in a area supplying the waters to New York City. It has become exciting to find out the extraction method know as fracking generate a blip around the environmental radar. Otherwise the catastrophes of flood, or drought or tornado or hurricane are away from sight and soon beyond mind until they're on your head. Hopefully the actual fact of local aging nuclear power plants, with on-site waste storage, are pause for thought after Fukishima along with the floods in Missouri I'm sure the East Coast's time may come as there are ultimately no winners in the global warming lottery.
I am particularly considering one fantasy that we've got been experiencing, and wishing wonderful our heart were true. Cheap clean energy. There isn't a such thing regardless of how many ads the thing is on TV. There is clean energy, but it's not cheap. Wind and solar require capital investment in advance. Our government utilized to invest in this type of thing, and also to being crippled by politics, were crippled by war debt and our stupid decision to bail out rich folks. There is affordable[ish] strength that is cheap on the pump, in comparison on the rest of the globe. This we've got subsidized through regulations, cheap leases, nonexistent environmental regulation; it really is becoming extremely expensive due to its effect on global warming but, maddeningly, there isn't any mental connection to 'externalized' costs were beginning to pay for the inability might cost us our very lives. The gas main industry genuinely does offer a less carbon emitting fuel, but producers refuse to produce any efforts to lessen it's carbon footprint received it OUT in read more the ground. It flares and fracks anytime, allowing methane and open pits of benzene along with other volatile organic compounds to off-gas into the oxygen. A drilling site can be an ugly, smelly dangerous place. They don't call the employees rough necks for nothing. And keep in mind that we will live to regret the a lot of gallons of water that is rendered unusable by utilization in drilling. Don't expect anything sensible on the extraction industry, or politicians. I could carry on but why bother Get ready for more chaos.
When a tree falls inside forest and there isn't any one there to listen for it, does it create a sound?
When a tree falls in your head, does anybody wonder why?
Barb Coddington 203 3rd st Glenwood Spgs. Co 81601 970-0-945-9462